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Vote Now: Jelly Roll Quilts

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It’s voting time for this week’s Jelly Roll Quilts. It’s another great display of gorgeous quilts to choose from. Grab a cup of coffee, some paper and a pen and vote for your favourites.

Our dear friends at the Fat Quarter Shop are back as this week’s sponsor. They have donated two jelly rolls of the winners’ choice for the two quilters with the most votes.

Check out the Fat Quarter Shop’s new It’s Sew Emma patterns. Their designs range from traditional to contemporary, from charming basic blocks to wonky and whimsical.


Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!

  • Voting is open Friday – Sunday @ 11:59 p.m.
  • One vote per person (based on IP address NOT email address), so have your family and friends cast a ballot for their favourite quilt (from home if you send it to coworkers)
  • Winner announced Monday!

How to Vote:

  • Review the photos and stories below… there are several, so you’ll need to scroll down to see them all. You can also click the link to the slider version to review the quilts in the large format and then return to this page to vote.
  • Underneath the photos, scroll down, you’ll see the names of all the quilts with a square button** beside each one. Select the buttons for the quilts you want to vote for. You can select up to THREE quilts this week.
  • Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the names of the quilts. Press the vote button.

** Note: If you don’t see the square buttons to vote, but instead see the voting results, that means someone on your IP Address already voted, or that the voting period has ended, or that you need to refresh the page to see the voting options. Shared IP Addresses are very common in home or work networks.

Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 25
  • Total countries: 4
  • Total provinces: 2
  • Total states: 12

You can click on the photo to view a larger version.

Athenas Puzzle Athenas Puzzle
By: Jean Romack,
Wisconsin, USA

This quilt was purchased as a kit and thankfully, all the strips were precut into 2.5″ strips. It took over 1 month to make this quilt, and that was working on it as often as I could. My daughter went quilt shop hopping with me one day and just had to have this one. It is gorgeous and she loves it

Quilt size: width: 74" height: 89"

Buckeye Pinwheels Buckeye Pinwheels
By: Darlene Gerber,
Ohio, USA
Blog: I Quilt Scarlet and Gray

This quilt was made from a Jelly Roll I picked up at the Buckeyes Quilters Retreat organized by Barb Sills of Your Sew Special in 2009 at the Amish Door in Wilmot, Ohio. I love the colors Scarlet and Gray and this quilt sure uses both those colors in addtion to Black. Let’s go Ohio State Buckeyes!

Quilt size: width: 66" height: 66"

Central Park Central Park
By: Susanne Klemm,
Blog: Suleons Flickwerk

My beloved Central Park Jelly Roll, Kona Cotton (Snow, Bahama Blue, Cerise, Plum, Petal) and a simple modern pattern. Added some free motion motifs. I hope it keeps me warm in winter (used thick cotton batting). See my blog for a Double Wedding Ring Pillow from the remaining strips.

Quilt size: width: 55" height: 75"

Cobblestone Roads Cobblestone Roads
By: Melissa @ Love Affair,
Washington, USA
Blog: Love Affair With My Brother

This quilt was laid out probably 15 times before I settled on the arrangement that I really loved! I used the tube method for assembling my strips.

Quilt size: width: 51" height: 71"

Country Stars Country Stars
By: Jennifer Johnston,
Ontario, Canada

My mom broke her leg and she lives too far away for me to visit so I made her this quilt as a way for me to sew some hugs that could be sent in the mail. The pattern is “Bali Sea Star” from “Scrap Basket Surprises” by Kim Brackett. The fabric is “Summers End” by Kansas Troubles Quilters for Moda.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"

Fall is in the Air Fall is in the Air
By: Tonya May,
North Carolina, USA
Blog: Tonya’s Sewing Room

I made this quilt using a jelly roll. It’s called the jelly roll race. And since I sewed it by myself, I won the RACE. Go me!

Quilt size: width: 26" height: 46"

Feeling Fall-ish Feeling Fall-ish
By: Ainsley,
Northwest Territories, Canada
Blog: Patty-Cake Manners

A wedding gift for a cousin. I had bought the jelly roll 2 years earlier with no plans in mind – just something I couldn’t leave in the quilt shop. The colors suited my cousin perfectly, and we were all delighted with how it turned out.

Quilt size: width: 58″" height: 64″"

Happy Hibiscus - For Kelly Happy Hibiscus – For Kelly
By: Lizze,
Missouri, USA
Blog: Wandering Stars

My Aunt was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer last Spring. She lived in Hawaii for the past 15 years & had a sunny smile. I found this Serrendipity jelly roll, a Hibiscus Batik, backed it in Minkee & made this Strip Search quilt. She told me she took it everywhere. Sadly, she passed away last week.

Quilt size: width: 62" height: 70"

Jelly Roll & Diamonds Jelly Roll & Diamonds
By: Amber T,
Texas, USA

I fell in love with this fabric when I saw it at a quilt show! I got a jelly roll and 2 layer cakes, then went online to get yardage for quilt backs and bindings. I made this quilt for a little girl’s first birthday.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 50"

Jelly Roll Quilt Along Jelly Roll Quilt Along
By: Mary Schuberg,
California, USA
Blog: Needled Mom

This was a quilt done as a quilt-along from Moose on the Porch. The jelly roll was a gift from a dear friend so wrapping up in this quilt always reminds me of the friendship and good times we have shared. The backing is flannel so it is a toasty quilt on cool nights.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"

Kevin, Molly and Max Kevin, Molly and Max
By: Nancy McElwee,
Pennsylvania, USA

I made this quilt as a wedding gift for my nephew and his wife. Each of the blocks represents something in their life. A heart for each of them and their little boy, one for their dog, a bluebird for their wedding theme, three houses representing their homes before marriage and their new home.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"

Mosaic Mosaic
By: CathyW,
United Kingdom

I cut all the marbled samples into 2.5″ squares to enhance the mosaic effect, and I think the black background really enhances the colours. Then I had to go back out the shops to buy more marble for a border! A quilt I cannot give away…

Quilt size: width: 56" height: 56"

Olivia Joy's Sweet Nothings Olivia Joy’s Sweet Nothings
By: Nancy Dyess,
Texas, USA

Olivia’s mommy, Kayla is a hero who I got to know when she served in the US Navy overseas. When Kayla came home, got married and then had adoreable Olivia Joy and I knew I had to make a special something for her. I used the Zoe Pearn’s Sweet Nothings for the blocks and the scrappy binding.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 36"

Over the Rainbow Over the Rainbow
By: Krista Zaleski,
Ontario, Canada
Blog: Quilts and More

I received this jelly roll of Moda Brights last year. After much thought about a quilt for the roll, I came up with this design, which uses rectangular blocks in a staggered setting.

Quilt size: width: 38" height: 54"

Partriotic Flowers Partriotic Flowers
By: BeanNM75,
New Mexico, USA

This quilt was designed by a good friend of mine who taught it as a class at our local quilt shop. I fell in love with the jelly roll as soon as I saw it. I suppose if I win, I’ll have to share the prize with her.

Quilt size: width: 6" height: 8"

Punkin Patch Punkin Patch
By: judith,
California, USA
Blog: Punkin Patch

This quilt was made for my grand-daughter (Punkin) at a retreat. Using ‘Jelly Rolls’ I was able to make it in one weekend, enjoying the sewing without the cutting.
The pattern is Posie Patch, which is why it is called Punkin Patch.

Quilt size: width: 59" height: 72"

Rainbow brick wall Rainbow brick wall
By: Kirie,
Blog: Shape Moth

It’s my first jelly roll quilt which I made with my first jelly roll ever. Well, if I should say more, it was my first full size quilt top which I sewed and my first pattern which i designed. Now it’s waiting for batting and quilting.

Quilt size: width: 55" height: 70"

Seaside Seaside
By: Melinda Copelan,
Georgia, USA
Blog: Tilda’s Twisted Life

Made for my mother who loves the ocean, the design is by Jamie Mueller. The color combination makes it calm and soothing, very reminiscent of the sea.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 55"

Spring Races Spring Races
By: Rhonda,
Tennessee, USA
Blog: Quilter in The Gap

There was a race day on 1Choice4Quilting blog in the beginning of summer and since I had never done the Jelly Roll Race I thought it would be fun. I had to cut my own Jelly Roll since I didn’t have any on hand. The quilt reminds me of Spring so I named Spring Races

Quilt size: width: 38" height: 70"

Strip quilt Strip quilt
By: Janice Dietz,
Pennsylvania, USA

I sewed my jelly rolls into one long strip and then sewed together end to end and repeated until I got to desired size. I trimmed it to 60″ square and used the remainder to make the piano key border. It was quilted on my TL18 using QBOT. It took me about 4 weeks to complete this one.

Quilt size: width: 110" height: 110"

Summer in sweden Summer in sweden
By: Kathrin Scholz,
Blog: tinistaschen

Diamont quilt made of a jelly roll in violett colours completed with cotton fabric in light brown.
Finished and quilted during the vacation in sweden, summer of 2011

Quilt size: width: 56" height: 80"

Sunflower Seeds Quiltalong Sunflower Seeds Quiltalong
By: Kathy S. – Ohio,
Ohio, USA
Blog: Kathy’s Quilting Blog

This quilt was made for a co-worker’s first baby girl–expected to arrive any day now (8/29/11). The pattern is from Sunflower Seeds blog by Jamie Mueller. I made the jelly roll strips by cutting 2.5″ strips from my stash (mostly purchased at JoAnn Fabrics.)

Quilt size: width: 53" height: 55"

Suzanne Okerfelt Suzanne Okerfelt
By: Suzanne Okerfelt,
Massachusetts, USA
Blog: watercolor quilt magic

Jellyroll of autumn hues and theme surrounding a panel of fall leaves and berries. The quilt will hang in a treasured friends home that reflects this theme. Perfect shades for the perfect friend.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 72"

Sweet Hearts Quilt Sweet Hearts Quilt
By: Angela Pollok,
United Kingdom
Blog: Quiltaholic

Sherbet Strips with matching hearts. Simple but effective.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 40"

The Quilt of Insanity The Quilt of Insanity
By: Ranch Wife,
New Mexico, USA
Blog: Lovin’ Life at the End of the Dirt Road

Last year I jumped in on Julie Herman’s (Jaybird Quilts) hexagon quilt along. I am a fairly new quilter-3 yrs & this was my first quilt along. I pieced the entire top and didn’t like it. My fabric no longer spoke to me so I ripped, & ripped, & ripped. I re-pieced it in a scrappy setting & love it!

Quilt size: width: 67" height: 67"

Jelly Roll Quilts

  • Mosaic (32%, 226 Votes)
  • Rainbow brick wall (20%, 143 Votes)
  • Athenas Puzzle (15%, 109 Votes)
  • Seaside (12%, 84 Votes)
  • Cobblestone Roads (11%, 82 Votes)
  • The Quilt of Insanity (11%, 81 Votes)
  • Jelly Roll & Diamonds (11%, 80 Votes)
  • Country Stars (10%, 73 Votes)
  • Punkin Patch (8%, 59 Votes)
  • Central Park (5%, 38 Votes)
  • Over the Rainbow (5%, 36 Votes)
  • Buckeye Pinwheels (5%, 34 Votes)
  • Sunflower Seeds Quiltalong (5%, 34 Votes)
  • Spring Races (4%, 30 Votes)
  • Jelly Roll Quilt Along (4%, 28 Votes)
  • Fall is in the Air (4%, 27 Votes)
  • Partriotic Flowers (4%, 27 Votes)
  • Olivia Joy's Sweet Nothings (4%, 27 Votes)
  • Summer in sweden (3%, 21 Votes)
  • Happy Hibiscus - For Kelly (3%, 21 Votes)
  • Kevin, Molly and Max (3%, 21 Votes)
  • Sweet Hearts Quilt (2%, 16 Votes)
  • Feeling Fall-ish (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Suzanne Okerfelt (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Strip quilt (1%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 715

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This post was published on September 2nd, 2011. Post topics: Quilt Gallery, Special Features. Post tags: .

4 Responses to “Vote Now: Jelly Roll Quilts”

  1. kelly says:

    I love Punkin, love the colours.

  2. Ken Black says:

    The jelly roll quilt is beautiful as was the quilt you completed for my Grandson, Baby Ben.

  3. Julie Fukuda says:

    To me, Jelly roll suggests pre-cut fabrics made for machine piecers… sewing lots of strips together by machine and sometimes re-cutting and sewing again.
    These are not common in Japan but since I am a hand piecer, I might have missed seeing them.

  4. judith says:

    Thank you kelly.

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